Just about anyone who’s had Paris on their bucket list has heard of the Jardin des Tuilleries, the landmark gardens that run alongside the Seine between Le Musée du Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. A perhaps lesser-known (unless you’re familiar with all things Paris), but equally splendid garden, is the Jardin du Luxembourg. A must-see in Paris, especially for solo female travellers who love visiting gardens, people watching or both.
Solo Female Travel
On a recent one-day Iceland stopover, I rented a car and toured the Reykjanes Peninsula. One of two solo trips to Iceland in less than a month, I had created an itinerary of all the sights I wanted to see. The recently active Fagradalsfjall volcano, in the Geldingadalur Valley, was one of the main sights I wanted to see. What I didn’t expect was for it to become the highlight of my Reykjanes Peninsula tour and my favourite experience on my one-day Iceland stopover.
Travelling to Europe? 10 handy phrases in 11 European languages especially for solo female travellers
If you’re travelling to Europe, there are at least 5 words you should learn to say before you go. If you’re a female planning to travel solo, explore alone during free time on an escorted group tour or river cruise, or you purely want to connect with the locals, you should try to learn how to say some phrases in the languages of the countries you plan to visit. I share 10 phrases in 11 European languages that may come in handy for solo female travellers.
As a travel planner who specializes in safe tailor-made experiences for solo female travellers and women’s groups, I’m constantly checking to see how safe destinations are for my female clients. Whether I’m creating custom itineraries or planning a private group with one of my preferred suppliers, I want to ensure my clients travel safely in their desired destination. Continue reading if you’re a solo female traveller looking for safe travel inspiration for your bucket list, and/or would like to know the top 12 safest countries in the world.
Security and safety aside, if the thought of feeling lonely while travelling solo worries you and you prefer the company of others to share your travel experiences with, there are several options available. A few that I will highlight are escorted tours, guided self-drive tours, ocean or river cruises or all-inclusive vacations. If you do prefer your own company and you’re not worried about feeling lonely while travelling solo, these options can be for you too.
Below are 14 safety tips for solo female travellers that other women have used when travelling alone, including myself and my sister, who is much younger than me and recently travelled solo in Vietnam and Australia.